GERMANY-NATURE

Fields of Dreams

Build them and they will come.

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Forget cotton and linen: the world's largest canvases are actually made of wheat, corn, and canola. Yes, all you need is a few acres of land and a dozen wheelbarrows of seed, and you too can become a Michelangelo of the Maize, a Rembrandt of the Rapeseed. And for inspiration? A collection of field designs — some the work of entrepreneurial farmers and some the work of alleged extra-terrestrials (we'll let you decide). Whatever the case, these pieces are awe-inspiring in both their scope and intricacy. (Pictured: A crop circle near Mammendorf, Germany)

Phoenix Rising VCG/VCG via Getty Images Phoenix Rising An aerial view of the mythical bird in a rapeseed field in Huangshan, Anhui Province of China on March 28, 2018. The Boy Who Lived Bethany Clarke/Getty Images The Boy Who Lived A Harry Potter corn maze in York, England, purported to be the largest "Maize Maze" in Europe. Poland's Labyrinth Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Poland's Labyrinth This maze near Kobierzyce is made of 100,000 corn plants and, as of 2017, was the second biggest maze ever made in Poland. Making Waves Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images Making Waves Crop patterns in fields near Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Blue and Red and Yellow The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images Blue and Red and Yellow A corn maze in Frederick, Maryland, from 2012 depicts President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney holding an American flag and encourages people to vote. Brass Ring Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images Brass Ring A crop circle near West Kennet, Wiltshire, England. The origins of crop circles have long been debated: some believe they're made by UFOs, while others believe they're just a hoax. Happily Ever After PETER KNEFFEL/AFP/Getty Images Happily Ever After For the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale collection in 2013, German farmers Corinne and Uli Ernst mowed an image from the children's story "Bremen Town Musicians" into their field of corn, hemp, common mallow, and sunflowers. Swirling Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images Swirling Crop circles in Stonehenge Down, Wiltshire, England. Enter the Dragon VCG/VCG via Getty Images Enter the Dragon In a rapeseed field in Anshun, Guizhou Province of China, broad bean seedlings are layered on top in the shape of the Chinese word "Long," which means dragon. Close Encounter KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images Close Encounter A crop circle near Raisting, Germany. Gridiron Grind RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images Gridiron Grind The Fritzler Corn Maze in LaSalle, Colorado, celebrates the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory in 2016. Each One's Unique Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images Each One's Unique A snowflake-shaped crop circle near Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England. Patriotic Plowing Nancy Nehring/Getty Images Patriotic Plowing This corn maze in Bondurant, Iowa, depicts World War II battleship the USS Iowa. Put a Button on It Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images Put a Button on It A crop circle near Avebury, Wiltshire, England.
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